Sisters and brothers worldwide, this is what a saint is.
Sister Ann Rose Nu Twang
In Memoriam: Lionel & Diana Trilling At Columbia University – With Guest Appearances By Quentin Anderson & Edward W. Said
You were the one who imagined it all, All those years ago. – George Harrison This essay was originally written for EXPLORATIONS, and is dedicated to its editor, Maurice DuQuesnay: devoted guardian of the flame. …
The Wandering Goose Brothers
Long ago deep in a faraway forest on a small pond called Prudence lived three young gosling brothers named Gareth, Gandolph, and Gulliver. They were strong swimmers gifted with deep echoing honks. Their eyes were keen, their beaks were honed to a fine degree of sharpness, and their little webbed feet were learning to move …
Stories For Children
The Problem In this age of science and technology, many people believe children receive wondrous stimulation for their intellect and their imagination. I think this is false. The vast majority of children I see are becoming every day more dependent upon provided stimuli: stimuli that grow ever more coarse, loud, and in many instances violent, …
Parenting In Our Time – 2: Who Is Your Child?
This article was first published on Technorati as Parenting In Our Time Part 2: Who Is Your Child . It is the second essay in a series entitled “Parenting In Our Time.” It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement – that they seek power, success and wealth for …
We have a seaside cottage on the Sunshine Coast in Gibsons, British Columbia. We awoke early during the morning of March 6th, and as always we began our day by looking out our windows at the ocean below. For a long while we studied by eyesight and binoculars a sight we’d never before seen. It …
The Disease of Conceit
There’s a whole lot of people suffering tonight From the disease of conceit – Bob Dylan The Tea Party/CNN Republican Presidential Debate was conducted on September 12, 2011. The Fox News/Google iteration followed on September 22nd. I’ve watched both contests again and again, always with fascination and sorrow. Fascination at the passion, pageantry, and predictability …